Sunday, January 14, 2007

Men standing outside the market. It's nine in the morning and they're hoping people will hire them to work for the day. The big "scandal" here among the Yankee residents is that a new Mega Store has opened up on the outskirts of town and that a Walmart will soon be coming. The fear is, as everywhere, that these types of stores will put the small shops--which are everywhere here--out of business. I checked out the Mega Store yesterday and bought a few things. Lots of hitches in paying, etc. They're not quite used to selling this way yet and kept apologizing. I told them it happens everywhere when a new store just opens up, not just in Mexico. They smiled and thanked me profusely. The people here really are very friendly.


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